Tucker Carlson argues that Trump's immigration ban doesn’t go far enough

Carlson: “There is no mention of guest workers on the Statue of Liberty”

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Citation From the April 21, 2020, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Just before airtime the president announced the substance of his executive order, and it's possible this will change. So, we're just going on what we heard from the podium, but it's this. The new moratorium on immigration will last for 60 days, at which point it could be extended or it may not be extended. The ban will apply only to individuals seeking permanent residency in this country. In other words, people who like the United States enough to stay permanently and would like green cards to be able to do it legally.

But the ban will not apply to those entering the United States on a temporary basis, and that means this will not affect guest workers.

That's an awful lot of exceptions. Every year our government hands out 80,000 nonagricultural guest worker visas, as well as 85,000 H1-B visas, and hundreds of thousands of ag worker visas. The purpose of this tidal wave of immigration has nothing to do with what advocates of immigration claim immigration is for.

These visas do not improve American society in any way. We have no moral obligation to give them, there is no mention of guest workers on the Statue of Liberty. There's only one point in handing out hundreds of thousands of these visas to foreign nationals and it's to placate big business.

Employers always and everywhere want to hire workers for less, in this case for less than Americans make, and these visas let them do it, and now they'll continue to do it at a time when more than 22 million Americans have just filed for unemployment.

You may have just lost your job, but you will be happy to know that Accenture can still import I.T. workers from Asia who will work for less than you once made.